Subjects: Social issues, General
Over R2bn in Group Risk claims paid out by Discovery
Johannesburg, 29 October 2021 – In a claims experience analysis, Discovery Group Risk today reported claim payouts to the value of R2.10 billion in the year to June 2021, which reflects a 42% increase compared to the previous year. The company offers group risk benefits that include life cover, global cover for the education of employees' children, severe illness cover, lump-sum and monthly disabi
Discovery Bank clients to harness their rewards in support of KZN relief efforts
Johannesburg, 23 July 2021 - Discovery Bank today announced it will enable all its clients to donate cash or accumulated Discovery Miles, which they earn with Vitality Money as a reward for healthy lifestyle and financial choices, to the relief efforts underway in KwaZulu-Natal. All donations in cash and Discovery Miles from now until 31 August can be made directly from the Discovery Bank app to G
Discovery Vitality partners with the Nelson Mandela Foundation to fight hunger this Mandela Month
JOHANNESBURG, 2 July 2021 | Discovery Vitality is excited to partner with the Nelson Mandela Foundation to raise funds for its Each One Feed One hunger relief campaign. The Foundation launched the #Each1Feed1 initiative in response to the devastating effects of COVID-19 on already vulnerable communities. The campaign calls for all South Africans to donate essential products to help alleviate food
Vitality calls on every South African to run for their country and by doing so, help vaccinate children
Global, free-to-enter running competition open to all South Africans launches in Johannesburg, led by Wayde van Niekerk, and around the world in 180 countries. In partnership with UNICEF, Vitality aims to vaccinate one million children against deadly diseases, by donating vaccines on behalf of participants who complete their weekly runs.
Breaking the Stigma: Why Discovery is introducing a New Mental Wellbeing Programme
Depression will be the world’s leading contributor to the global burden of disease by 2030, based on mental health risk statistics. This is reflected in the latest Discovery Health Healthcare Claims Tracker, which reveals key trends in mental health related claims by members of the Discovery Health Medical Scheme (DHMS), and confirms that depression is the most prevalent mental health condition.
A Conversation with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Discovery Leadership Summit 2018
7 October 2018 – Johannesburg – Discovery today announced the celebrated global leaders and influential individuals who will take to the stage at the Discovery Leadership Summit, 2018. The event takes place on 1 November 2018.
Introducing Vitality Move
It is estimated that nearly half (48.7%) of South Africans with hypertension have never been screened and therefore remain undiagnosed and unaware of their increased risk for heart disease and strokes.
Poppy Ntshongwana, Discovery Insure and local celebs raise road safety awareness
How well do our celebs drive? Discovery Insure and #RidingPopGun creator Poppy Ntshongwana are teaming up with well-loved, local celebs to ride “Pop Gun” and answer this question by putting their driving skills to the test. SA roads will soon carry holiday makers to their December holiday destination and as the most dangerous time of year to be on our roads, safety is top of mind.
One in four South African preschoolers is overweight or obese. What does the research reveal?
More than a quarter of the world’s population is under the age of 15. Their health is our future. Based on the current exercise and eating habits of South Africa’s children, it’s clear that urgent action is required.
Discovery Foundation partners with Standard Bank and University of Pretoria in initiative to support medical students
The Discovery Foundation and the University of Pretoria today announced the implementation of a Medical Student Loan Guarantee Fund that will be managed by Standard Bank.
Discovery Insure: Who are South Africa’s best drivers?
South Africa’s best drivers are to be found in the Western Cape, with Gauteng ranked second overall, according to data from Discovery Insure’s road safety smartphone application. During June, the first month of the campaign 16.8 million kilometres of driving data was collected and analysed by Discovery Insure...